Important People in Orange Is the New Black

Piper Kerman
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Piper Kerman

Piper is the author, narrator, and protagonist of the memoir. She became briefly involved in money laundering for a drug trafficking operation while dating a woman name Nora who was living an extravagant lifestyle through the help of drug money. Piper was at first enraptured by Nora’s lifestyle, but soon became disenchanted after glimpsing the uglier truth behind the industry. Although she realized quickly that she wanted to escape the world of drugs and tried to put the past behind her, Piper was eventually found out and sentenced to fifteen months in Danbury prison, the primary setting of the memoir.

From the beginning of the memoir, Piper is very honest and open in her narration. By beginning the memoir by revealing her criminal background to the reader, Piper established a sense of trust from the start. In this way, the reader is able to believe...

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